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NoSQL Gets some Good PR

February 25, 2010 6:36:12.943

Twitter seems to be moving to Cassandra - a NoSQL database that was largely developed by Facebook. So says Ryan King, a developer at Twitter:

Ryan King, an engineer at Twitter, today told the blog MyNoSQL that the social networking company plans to move from MySQL to the Cassandra database for what he called its resilience, scalability and large community of open-source developers.

This puts the big three social media sites - Facebook, Twitter, and Digg - on Cassandra (or in the process of moving to it). Is this the start of a sea change in data storage, akin to the move from hierarchical to SQL a generation ago?

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posted by James Robertson


Re: NoSQL Gets some Good PR

[anonymous] February 25, 2010 10:44:19.744

I'd say the original interview is much better than these sort of link baiting posts. But you can see it by yourself [link 1]

[1 http://nosql.mypopescu.com/post/407159447/cassandra-twitter-an-interview-with-ryan-king]

Re: NoSQL Gets some Good PR

[Cees de Groot] February 25, 2010 13:38:44.656

We're moving away as well from MySQL (at least as a core piece of our infrastructure). I think that most sites that have grown beyond a certain size on the classical LAMP stack are looking at their bloated database cluster, scratching themselves behind the proverbial ears, and are scrambling to get away from that model :)

Re: NoSQL Gets some Good PR

[W^L+] February 27, 2010 3:13:05.325

I think "the O-word" has a part in this as well. A lot of MySQL users aren't comfortable with the new owner. There's probably more interest in PostgreSQL as well.

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